Short enough for you?
Where are the stimulating questions?
Hey y'all. Is there an echo? This room is emmmmmpty.
I think it is just you and I this time
Oh, Hi!!! There you are. Just needed a refresher. Duh
It's the 3 amigos!
I just want everyone to know that Jenny made me pick this book. But seriously though, I hated it but could stop thinking about it for DAYS
I'm good with lets get this over with quickly.
I did not! I hated this book!
Would you say there are a plethora of pinatas?
Raise your hand if this book sucked.
I hated it too. That's why I read it so fast and sat on the edge of my seat the whole time.
It is okay Jenny. I read it before I made it the book. I thought it would make for a fun discussion
It wasn't the best book but I couldn't stop reading it either and I thought about it for a couple of days.
K, did this book have tons of potential, or what? Everyone who read it, flew through it. How lame that it ended up being so bad!
Did everyone hate the book? Was there anyone that actually liked it?
The book really took a turn for the worse when they got to that new village and Mary and Travis were stuck in a house together
It was okay for me. I'll probably read the sequel to see what happens.
I downloaded this book on my ken-doll/not-an-iPhone, so I can't even have the satisfaction of throwin' it in the trash, or burning it.
Where was the hot steamy bedroom scene during that part
I thought it had a lot of potential too. Too much chitty chatting about all kinds of crap tho. I got tired of paragraphs about 'stuff.' Move along already.
I hated the book...but I will totally read the sequel. I like to torture myself like that
Mary was too busy fantasizing about the ocean during the house scene.
The author set up so many juicy scenarios, and then failed to solve them in an interesting way. Such a bummer. This book needs a major fanfiction makeover.
Poor Travis had to die a virgin cuz he couldn't climb those attic stairs
except there are no fans, soooo
I don't like books that I can have been written by an English major who is looking to make money. I like to read books that a person has felt compelled to write. There's a big difference. This book was all about a woman's dream to write a best selling novel. Very formulaic and insincere. Did anyone else get this feeling as they were reading it? Like you're being spoon fed a BS story?
I think I may google "fans of Forest of Hands and Teeth"
At least we had a totally cool contest which got EVERYONE participating, right?
Oh come on!! Why is it when it is my BOM we only get 31 comments!!!
Many of her characters were lame and 2-dimensional. The only one I liked was Harry, and he wasn't in it as much as the others.
This is all me!
Ugh I couldn't stand Harry.
Well, I rented a movie for tonight sooooooo....
I had high hopes that the author would redeem herself in the sequel... until I found out it's not a sequel, but a companion novel. Different characters, no redeeming the ones she already created.
I liked Harry. At least he came a saved her from the Sisters. That was more than Travis did. Travis used her to get better than totally dogged her.
The only character I liked was Travis.
The author totally copied Mormons by doing a companion book.
Eek, you're supposed to be leading the convo here, not ignoring our comments...
I have got 2 more minuites before Morgan said he is starting the movie. Someone say something funny
I really liked Travis, I wish his leg wasn't bummed out the whole time, it really held him back.
Companion novel with different characters??? Oh my gosh, that does not surprise me! This writer is a piece of crap. She made the story up as she went along and she can't even finish it. I am so not surprised.
Every other comment is mine. I am totally leading.
How in the world did you end up liking Travis??? He was so boring. And his character was no fleshed out at all. Zombies, eat flesh.
It is Mary's daughter in the next book. Don't ask me how she tricked some poor sap into marrying her
Travis was flakey and would not speak for Mary, even though he said he would.
Travis seemed better looking than Harry. Also Harry was kind of annoying he just wanted to stick to the rules and stay inside the village.
Travis also couldn't even climb the attic stairs
How do you know she got married?
Harry was all hot and manly with his ax.
If Mary and Travis would have had sex in the house I may have liked the book better. Why did she stay upstairs the whole time? Did not make sense at all.
Harry was hot and manly, carrying that ax around. He was much more devoted to Mary, while Travis just seemed to like Mary because she liked him.
Travis was a law abiding citizen as well...and a pansy
I liked Travis better than Harry because Harry was a wuss from the start. At least Travis had the balls to kiss her.
She hid in the attic because she thought "Crap! I only liked him when he was dying." I felt the same way. He should have just died in the church in the beginning
The whole book was full of contradictions. Mary and Travis in that house were like an awkward middle school dance. Boys on one side, girls on the other. No romantic connection.
No he was a cheating pervert to kiss her. He was already engaged to someone else.
The author left it kind of vague as to whether or not anything happened the night that Mary and Harry were tied together... so... whadoyathink?
Everything was Harry's fault from the beginning. And he never came for her when she was taken to the Sisters. So I hated him after that. This book was all his fault.
Travis was by far the bigger wuss. Not masculine, and not loyal. I hate disloyalty.
No. Cause then they wouldve done it again at the house. What was with the red vested super zombie?
We totally forgot how anti-climatic his leg injury was. I was expecting some controversy injury and when we finally found out what happened, it was that he just fell. That is lamer than breaking your leg while roller skating.
I was so fast because of my unnaturally red vest.
GABBY!!! Thanks for joining.
Yeah, I wondered the same thing about Harry and Mary. Did they or didn't they? I think it was rude of the author not to make that clear. So many unanswered questions.....
Mary was flat-chested. Barely an A cup. And the tunic did nothing for her figure. I could climb the attic stairs. I chose not to.
Harry was not a doormat. That's why he didn't go visit her. It would have bugged me if he had. The author had Mary chasing the wrong guy. The whole time, I was waiting for Mary to figure it out, and she never did.
Hey gize. Sorry I'm late. I had to go to the store to get some dog food. I guess you could say, "the ox was in the myer"... Fred Meyer.
I love what a perv you are Amanda! It is hilarious. I dont think they did, because Harry was a gentleman. They wouldn't be the first to not seal the deal on a wedding night...
No way Harry and Mary did anything. Mary didn't want to be with him and was still waiting for Travis to show up.
We put that book down in the basement hoping Mary would find it. If she would have looked further she would have seen it had some stick figures drawn in compromising positions in the back.
^^see what a shallow jerk Travis is? I can't stand him. Go away Travis. Go away and cry, baby.
I thought the story with Gabrielle was anti climatic as well. Boring....
Limp away Travis.
Travis sights, flexes his fingers against the windowsill. "I think that even then I knew I wouldn't be enough for you, Mary. It's no longer about the ocean. It's about you and what you want and need. Maybe you'll be happy with me for a few years..."He pauses and I can see tears flooding his eyes again. "I can't be your second-choice dream"Self indulgent nonsense!!
You guys are all sickos
I think it is safe to say the whole book was anti-climatic, especially all the bedroom scenes. There were a lot in this book and nothing happened.
I honestly didn't like Travis or Harry but Travis was the better of the two. He was the only one besides Mary interested in escaping and he did save her life.
I'm gonna rewrite it for you. There will be tons of climactic moments...
Why did Mary wake up naked after the night she spent with Harry?I still save Travis is better than Harry. Harry fell in love with what's her name anyway. he's not loyal. Come on.
I just heard the toilet flush! Morgan is going to start yelling if I don't get up there soon...
The thing that is so frustrating, is that the awkward group of people leaving the village (Mary, Travis, Harry, Cassandra, and Mary's bro), had soooo much potential for interesting conflicts... yet it was boooorrrriiiing
It would just start to build up and then...::sound of a balloon losing all of it's air::
When Mary was on top of me I was completely aroused but she just thought it was the bone sticking out of my leg.
Harry didn't love her friend, her friend loved Harry but he loved Mary. It was a very complicated love triangle.
At least they didn't spend 100 pages talking about how they were going to save their freaky daughter from something that never even happened.
And what was with the little boy? Why did that have to get throw in?
The whole time I was reading this book I was shouting at Mary, "Shut up about the freaking ocean. I don't want to hear one more word about it. Do you hear me crazy lady?"
Travis, please don't say the word "aroused".
Eeek, you are the captain of this ship. That means you're the last one to leave this discussion tonight. Priorities.
Just another piece piled on the top and never resolved.
They needed the boy to start the fire.
k, well it's been fun...see ya
Once I get inside your head, you'll sacrifice anything for me.
OMGosh. The fire, the smoke, the mud, the zombies moaning, everyone trying to run and stay ahead...it's SO exhausting!
What I couldn't understand was why they didn't just kill all the Unconsecrated that came up to the fences?
Do you want my night to be as anti-climatic as this book was Jenny??? Morgan said he wanted to give me a "back massage" tonight. I guess we will just end up like Mary and Travis with him upstairs and me down stairs on the computer.
Srsly, the ocean is not that awesome. What's the dealio with that? She was more into an ocean filled with dead zombie bodies, than Travis the gimp.
I'm sad that Landee actually boycotted. Come on, really?
Landee said she was boycotting, but I'm on to her anonymous comments. She just can't quit us.
Boo! Is it too late to join in?
And I was mad at the author for using stupid words and capitalizing them. Like she was trying to make Them More Important.
Oh, is Landee the annon? Her hissy fit is complete.
Sadly, I may be the lone voice of one entertained by this book.I will read the sequel ::ducking::
I'm secretly homosexual.
I think Eek is gonna have better chances with Travis tonight.
::throwing rotting fruit at Flem::
Did you like this book, Flem?
Harry, I knew it!
I hate you all
I know why Flem liked it... bc of the ocean. She's all turned on by the ocean, just like Mary.
Hot Pants, PLEASE PLEASE DON'T GO
I'll say it entertained me. But it didn't fulfill me.
Yes I liked it.I read it all in one sitting on a flight.In first class btw.Maybe you guys don't get the ocean cuz you don't live by it.
I noticed how none of you even acknowledged HotPants, and now she hates you all.
We just hunger for human flesh (as the author said millions of times). Don't h8.
The sequel is not really a sequel.
Well honestly I was happy to find a book in which a superficial romance wasn't THE plot.::hiding::
Yeah, if she had been willing to abandon her family and friends for the desert, I would have understood.
Who is Hot Pants?
The zombies never ATE anyone. The bit them and moved on. Was there any evidence that they actually ate people? Other than some random sentence that said so?
I think the whole nun thing was interesting. And the author was clever. She totally leads you on to think that there is hope at the end of the path and them BAM all hope is gone. Clever.The brother dying sucked.
Wrong. A superficial romance WAS THE PLOT. It just fell flat.
::throwing half eaten, old apples at Flem::
Why didn't Mary believe that the ocean had zombies in it? Like why wouldn't it when everything else is full of zombies. She's so stupid.Hi Hot Pants
Well I'm getting pretty tired. I can't decide whether to post the book choice of the month at midnight or earlier.
No the zombies did eat people. The people who got infected were the ones who got bitten and then got away, no?
How many times did what's-her-face get buried under zombie bodies, but never got bitten? It just seemed a little far-fetched. I was kind of hoping she would get bitten and then we could see it from the other side of the fence.
Flem gets me. She understands desperate, lame and unlikable main characters. She also is pulled toward the ocean no matter how much it costs to live near it. We are soul mates.
This book was the literary equivalent of Lost and Heroes... all questions, no answers.
HotPants is in a virtual room full of people, and yet, she is all alone.
The author just made the story up as she went along. All English majors who are not truly writers do this.
Just post it now, Sam
No way Jennya. The point was a girl who thought that life was about a superficial romance, got a real love with someone who risked his life for her, and realized it wasn't enough.Now, I think she should have said "see you in two years" instead of turning him down entirely.
Ok you gize the book choice of the month will be posted in the next 5 seconds or so. I'm so excited.
No one wants to talk to you because you didn't read the book.
If Mary would have had this enlightening moment at the end, where she realized that she was a selfish B and gave up everything that was truly important in life, then I could have called it a tragic ending. All the ending did was leave a bad taste in my mouth. She ruined her life for a ocean filled with rotting corpses? Huh?
I wasn't really sad when the brother died. He was a jerk wad at the beginning of the book and he NEVER explained himself or really apologized.
Yeah!!! Crap! I just heard the shower shut off!
Did we ever figure out how her dad became a zombie? Why didn't we know this? Did I miss this answer? I mean the book was so full of answers maybe I missed this one.
Whenever you want Sammy. I'm not starting another book tonight though, that's for sure.
You are right on the ending. But I was hoping book 2 she would realize that she really did have happiness. She should go off on that aufensprang thingy that the amish do. What is it called? Sewing Wild Oats?She was kind of young to think that the end all be all was Travis. Or his bro.
Flem, who did you like better, Harry or Travis?Please say Travis.
It was never about love. Only being mudders.
Oooo, this is a treat Sam! Very excited to see what you picked.
Travis of course.That was a nice little romance in the middle.The fact that he gave up on her because she wanted more out of life bugged me because he only pretended to be interesting.But still, Travis. Way.
Maybe that's why Mary was so conflicted. They were all expected to repopulate the village and stuff.
I heart Standsmom.
I hope Sammy pics a book about bunnies.
A world without love is a world without hope, Flem and a book without a romantic plot involving a love triangle with a vampire and a werewolf is not worth reading
I was a love story. Only, she was in love with herself.
The mudders comment=exactly.Not that it isn't totally fulfilling to be a mom when you could lose one of your kids to a zombie any minute.
Ok it's up you gize.
And the ocean. The ocean was her lovah.
God expected us all to repopulate the world, Adam and Eve didn't whine and complain to run off to the ocean.
Don't hate me because my hand looked disgusting and disfigured under the water.
The love triangle gets a pass because it is about eternity.Duh.This one was about temporary reproduction and fear of losing loved ones and the leading men were coo with dat.That is why I liked that there was more to life for her.
Did anyone else picture the Sisterhood as the nuns from The Sound of Music?
What did you guys think of the first person present tense narration? I hated it.
I'm voting for The Lightening Thief... good night everybody.
Yes, totally pictured the nuns from the sound of music, lol
I voted already Sam. If I don't win, just pretend you got some email votes and that Hush Hush really won.
Markie!!! ::shaking my fists at you::
Here comes the loser. Is anyone still here?
Do I bug you guys with all my questions?::backing away from the convo::
Shhh, everyone be quiet and Memzy will go away
Hush Hush was seriously good in my opinion.Fun discussion, I have to go put my baby to sleep now. I can't wait to see what everyone wanted to read tomorrow.
Amanda I love your questions!!!But I just couldn't remember if it bugged me.I have read two good books since then so I have to rack my brain.
What happened to Gabby? Wasn't she here? I wanted to ask her why she was wearing that stupid red vest.
One of my kids just woke up.
Hello? Hello?::walking around to see why the lights are all off::
I also read three other books this month. Sheesh.
::holding very still and not breathing while Memzy walks past me::
Oh yeah the red vest was super annoying!
I got it from the local commerce store. We had stores and things like this in my village. I noticed Mary's village had nothing but creepy nuns.
I also pictured the fences like the ones from that dinosaur movie...from way back. Remember?
Also, in case I never get to a review, I really disliked the title.
I left to go watch that Percy preview. Looks good. Which one should I vote for Sam? Did you already leave?And I love your questions Amanda. Get the discussion going. We need you!
Did you take super vitamins too? How come you could run so fast?
::yelling out "Sara?",...."Jenny?"::
Okay, well, I would like to thank everyone for coming tonight. I have to go to bed before my husband starts to cry...again...please feel free to continue discussing while I am gone and thanks for reading my horrible book.
And one confusing thing: Were the nuns breeding the zombies?
I liked the title. It was creepy.
I think the nuns were in on it. They knew something.
Memzy! Can you not read, Nerd? We're right here.
The sisters gave me vitamins rectally for the week I was there. They were trying to kill me with a vitamin B overdose. When it didn't work they told me to put on my vest and go get some berries from the forest.
::laughing:: Out. Loud.
Was there seabane in that forest?
I came back to check on the votes. Oh and I would probably vote for Hush Hush I really loved it. The percy Jackson story is really good but there really isn't any love story to it.
I was glad the nuns got attacked by the zombies. They were not looking out for their flock. I did like the fact that women were in charge tho. Even if they were evil.
Speaking of seabane, has anyone else read the sequel (aka companion) book to Graceling? Flem said it was much better.
Our real religion was lesbianism.
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